Puppet Animation Festival: Dinosaur Detectives Family

Puppet Animation Festival: Dinosaur Detectives

  • Date

    Wednesday 12 April 2017

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Doors 1.15pm | Starts 2pm | Finish 3pm

  • age


  • price

    £7.70 inc. bf | Family tickets available

  • genre


Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

The Dinosaur Detectives weave their way through the audience looking for clues about the past, they discover a secret doorway, inside there are a number of cases, cases that contain the stories of the people who discovered dinosaur bones in Victorian times…

The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. Their finds changed the face of history. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large-scale projections shows the fascination, fun and the conflict that surrounds the search for dinosaurs.


All the projections and puppetry are part of an open stage production. Clydebuilt also bring along a 'Fossil Table' for the end of the show where the audience can handle fossils including real bones and dinosaur poo!

Established in 1987, Clydebuilt is one of Scotland’s leading touring puppet companies, touringextensively throughout the UK and annually performing over 200 shows, also performingin China, Germany and the Middle East. For the past seventeen years Clydebuilt has presented itsProductions at the puppet animation festival.

“Great Show, loved the props and puppets…super show, wonderful story for older children” Audience feedback at the Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock

Duration: 60 mins
Ages: 5 years +


Running times (Please note, all times are approximate and subject to change)
Doors 1.15pm
Dinosaur Detectives: 2pm - 3pm

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